Rappahannock Community College has announced that Dr. Robert and Mrs. Beverly Gates of King George County are the 2020 recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. This award, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, honors leading philanthropists from each of the state’s 23 community colleges.
Dr. Gates has provided leadership to RCC for 16 years, first as a member and then chair of the RCC board and then as a member of the RCC Educational Foundation Board, a post he currently holds. Dr. and Mrs. Gates endowed the Gates-Rex Scholarship at RCC in 2007.
Dr. Gates had a 40-year career as an engineer and technical director at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in the Indian Head (Maryland) and Dahlgren divisions.
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